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Striker Jones: Elementary Economics For Elementary Detectives, Second Edition (Volume 1) Paperback – March 29, 2011
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"Striker Jones: Elementary Economics for Elementary Detectives is a guide to the simple ideas of economics for younger readers with fun problems to work through. It is a thoughtful delve into economics and short fiction, a top pick for younger readers." - Midwest Book Review
"An excellent text for older elementary students beginning to grasp more and more complicated economic concepts. Through its easy flowing narrative with lots of conversational dialogue, children will see that economics affect their daily life far more than they realized!" - Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children
"There is no more important subject for young people to be exposed to right now than elementary economics. Larche has produced a well written primer that illustrates the economic fundamentals clearly, succinctly and with a cool factor that young readers will love. Think young Sherlock Holmes meets Milton Friedman!" - James Larriviere, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at Spring Hill College
"Each chapter in this great book is a mini-mystery involving Striker and his friends. Each mystery ends with a leading question for readers to think about before getting the answer. The solution reinforces the economics concept(s) at work in Striker's solving the case. This is a fun way to learn (or relearn) the basics of economics. It's also an interesting and well-thought-out twist on the usual kid detective tales. Teachers will enjoy illustrating economics concepts by using these stories, and students will enjoy trying to outwit Striker the detective." - SocialStudiesforKids.com
"What a perfect way to teach children. The author does it with expertise and the manner in which she teaches the concept is interactive as well as innovative. Each story ends with a question that will make young readers ponder. The book is a must-have in every school library and I would recommend the parents of school-going kids to have one in their personal collection. Each mystery in the book stands on its own and is not only about the concepts of economics but also about friendship and bonding." - Five Star Readers' Favorite Review
About the Author
Maggie M. Larche thinks economics is more fun than jumping on a trampoline while eating cotton candy. A native Floridian, she currently lives in Daphne, Alabama, with her husband and kids. Striker Jones was born from her personal fondness for a good mystery. The Striker Jones economics series for kids has been recommended by the Mamie Eisenhower Library Project, and the newest book, Striker Jones and the Midnight Archer, was an award-winning finalist in the USA Best Book Awards, Children's Fiction category.
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Not only are the stories effective if they are read, but kids will want to read it. They are detective stories, a genre everyone loves. Each chapter teaches a different concept, and the chapters are the perfect length. They are long enough to allow a rich story but short enough for a kid with ADD. The writing is clear, succinct, and appropriate for kids. Finally, the stories contain elements that kids will especially relate to, like the irresistible urge to walk on wet concrete, being picked first for a dodge-ball game, or the setting of a school cafeteria.
My oldest child is just learning to read, and I will definitely make sure she reads all of Maggie Larche's children's books. Please know that I do not know Larche, so I do not write this out of a personal obligation. My review is sincere and honest.
I congratulate her on a triumph. If you have kids, order Striker Jones right now!
F. Bailey Norwood
Department of Agricultural Economics
Oklahoma State University
I enjoyed the excellent writing, and the characters and their relationships all felt well developed and like they can support many more stories to come. The concept was novel and different and I’m sure that the intended reader will get much enjoyment out of this book, in particular if read together with a grown-up or a friend to discuss the solutions at the end of each chapter. I also believe that the book would work great in a classroom situation, as a basis for discussion not only about economics but many other topics as well.
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